Innovation Award entrant – Hayle Communications

Innovation Award entrant – Hayle Communications
Posted on 21.02.24
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Innovation Award entrant – Hayle Communications

A moling machine, capable of installing underground ducts and services quickly and efficiently, could create 500 new jobs when it goes into production according to its inventor.

Communications installations engineer Bill Mabey is trying to raise awareness of his electrically-powered device, which has been worked on by Staffordshire University students in two separate research projects.

He wants to put the machine into production through his company Hayle Communications and believes it will have a dramatic impact on the sector including significantly reducing the need for pothole repairs.

“Every year 77 cyclists die because of potholes,” said Bill. “We need to raise awareness of the moling machine. Every country needs this because it’s essential for improving services.”

The machine is electrically operated and fitted with a tracking system to enable accurate installations.

It is silent which means it is suitable for use in urban areas at night when traffic levels are low, avoiding costly trenching and reinstatement which can cause potholes. The moling machine is compact, transportable in a small van and eco friendly

Bill has been working with Staffordshire University students on a tracking system for the machine and on switching the machine’s power source from petrol to electric.

He has entered his moling machine into the Innovation Award category of the Staffordshire University Business Awards.

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